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DRAMATIS PERSON Æ.
Mrs. GRANGER. Jenny
Mr. W EWITZER.
SCENE, Mrs. Mechlin's House.
(Loud knocking at the Door.)
ing to night ; if this same Commissary stays much longer amongst us, my mistress must e'en hire a porter. Who's there?
SIMON without. Sim. Is Mrs. Mechlin at home ?
Jen. No.--[opens the door)-Oh, what is it you, Simon ?
Jen. Why you knock with authority; and what are your commands, Master Simon?
Sim. I come, madam, to receive those of your mistress. What, Jenny, has she any great affair on the anvil ? Her summons is most exceedingly pressing; and you need not be told, child, that a man of my consequence does trouble himself about trifles.
Jen. Oh, sir, I know very well you principal actors don't perform every night.
Sim. Mighty well, ma'am, but notwithstanding your ironical sneer, it is not every man that will A